Baroness Clark of Calton

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  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Accidents 15 Jul 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that people, including pedestrians, are protected from the risk of negligent injury and death caused by users of hired e-scooters in the e-scooter rental trials; and whether any such plans include (1) requiring compulsory insurance by users of hired e-scooters; (2) establishing a Government-funded compensation scheme for those...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Extradition 11 Feb 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not included the identity of the designated authority in the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill; who the proposed designated authority is for the purposes of that Bill; and what plans they have to include the identity of that authority in that Bill.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Extradition 11 Feb 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the designated authority in their proposed changes to extradition in the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill; and whether any such changes will be independent of (1) ministerial, and (2) police, influence.

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Entered the House of Lords on 13 July 2005

Previously MP for Edinburgh Pentlands until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Edinburgh Pentlands, 1997-2005. Advocate General for Scotland, 1999-2005. (from Number 10 press release)

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Party was Labour until 11 Apr 2005

Also represented Edinburgh Pentlands

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Other offices held in the past

  • Advocate General for Scotland (12 Jun 1999 to 5 May 2006)
  • Advocate General for Scotland, Department for Constitutional Affairs (20 May 1999 to 8 May 2006)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 10 Jun 1999)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
I am a member of the Scottish Bar, from which I have received fee income generated in practice in work done prior to May 1999. I ceased practice as a self-employed QC in May 1999 when I was appointed as Advocate General for Scotland.
I am a practising member of the English Bar.
For any legal work done since my appointment as Advocate General for Scotland, I receive no payment beyond my ministerial salary.
8. Land and Property
House in Dundee.
Flat in Paris jointly owned with my husband.

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